Found October 29, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
When Dwight Howard signed with Houston, Jeremy Lin came out and said he was looking forward to playing with him. Perhaps he won’t get as much of an opportunity as he hoped. It sounds like head coach Kevin McHale isn’t settled on Lin or Patrick Beverly as the starting point guard: “I have to submit my starting lineup around 5:45 on Wednesday,” McHale told the Houston Chronicle. “Things can always change.” That isn’t the most ringing endorsement. In fact it’s not an endorsement at all which is a bad sign for Lin. At this point, Lin might be best suited off the bench anyway since Beverly fits the starting lineup better as a complimentary piece with Dwight and James Harden. Lin’s checks still clear though.

WATCH: Woman's mastery of Pop-A-Shot is crazy impressive

Remember that time Dwight Howard went to China, played Pop-A-Shot against an Asian kid and had to start cheating because he was losing so badly? This girl would’ve made him retire from the NBA. Behold, the master of Pop-A-Shot. She rapid-fires in her shots and makes them all, assumedly winning every prize in the building from the 10 ticket football-shaped mini-eraser to the 80...

Dwight Howard grabs 26 rebounds in Rockets debut (Video)

Dwight Howard dominated the glass during an impressive performance in his debut with the Houston Rockets. Howard tied a career high with 26 rebounds to go along with his 17 points in Wednesday night's 96-83 win over Charlotte. Based on the video highlights, his back must be feeling much better. Video via NBA. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Dwight Howard Greets the Houston Fans and then Gives them a Show

After making the deal in the off-season for Dwight Howard the spotlight on the Houston Rockets wet from flickering to full-on, bright as day high beams--and rightfully so. D12 was supposed to be the future in Los Angeles, but is now expected to be the man in Houston. So after game No. 1 was he  worth the hype? Absolutely! Howard never really meshed wit the fans in LA...

Mike D’Antoni admits he felt pressure to run offense through Dwight Howard, not Pau Gasol

Prior to last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were one of the better offensive teams in the NBA. Then they got Dwight Howard. The Lakers were the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference, but things went south in a hurry. Part of the reason for that was they couldn’t score. During a recent interview […]

Howard leads Rockets over Bobcats in opener

HOUSTON (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 17 points and a career-high-tying 26 rebounds in his Houston debut, James Harden added 21 points and the Rockets cruised to a 96-83 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Howard spurned the Lakers to sign an 88 million deal with Houston, joining Harden and a team that made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009. The...

Dwight Howard shines in Rockets debut in win over Bobcats

HOUSTON– Maybe a change of scenery and fresh bill of health is exactly what Dwight Howard needed. Howard made his Houston Rockets debut as they opened their season at home against the Charlotte Bobcats, and Bobcats or no Bobcats, Howard was ready to play. Dropping 17 points, and tying a career-high with 26 rebounds, Howard […]

Howard leads Rockets over Bobcats 96-83 in opener

Dwight Howard had 17 points and a career-high-tying 26 rebounds in his Houston debut, James Harden added 21 points and the Rockets cruised to a 96-83 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Howard spurned the Lakers to sign an $88 million deal with Houston, joining Harden and a team that made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009. The Rockets led by...

2013-2014 NBA Playoff Predictions

Finally, the NBA season is just two days away. After an offseason full of player movement (like Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, or Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors), player rehab (Kobe Bryant from a torn Achilles, Russell Westbrook from a knee injury), and other surprising moves (Greg Oden playing in a game, ...The post 2013-2014 NBA Playoff Predictions appeared...

2013/2014 Houston Rockets Season Preview

2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 34 - 322012/2013 Regular Season W/L Record: 45 - 37Additions: Dwight Howard, Francisco Garcia, Ronnie Brewer, Reggie Williams, Omri Casspi, Isaiah CanaanSubtractions: Thomas Robinson, Carlos DelfinoIf things go well...They will win more than 45 games and find themselves in contention in the Western Conference finals. There are a lot of new pieces...

Bobcats-Rockets Preview

The addition of James Harden helped make the Houston Rockets a playoff team. They hope the arrival of Dwight Howard brings even more success. Wednesday night's opener in Houston against the inferior Charlotte Bobcats should provide a good chance to start in winning fashion. Just over a year ago, the Rockets had Jeremy Lin and not much else in terms of star power or even recognizable...

FSS Staff 2013-14 NBA Award Winners

It’s that time of the year again, hoops season. LeBron and the Miami Heat get their rings tonight, and Derrick Rose plays his first regular season game in over 500 days. Doc Rivers will make his coaching debut with the Los Angeles Clippers tonight, and later this week Dwight Howard begins his title quest with […]

Rockets not expected to start Jeremy Lin tonight

The Houston Rockets begin the regular season tonight, but even the players are unsure as to who head coach Kevin McHale will name as the starting five. As posted on,  McHale was not about to disclose his starting lineup to the media either. “Yes,” McHale said when asked if he had a starting five set for Wednesday night. That was followed by a question asking if...

2013-2014 Season Preview: Orlando Magic

"Sometimes, the only way to win, is to lose. Embrace your losses as wins." Crappy Facebook update, probably I completely made that quote up, but oddly, if the Orlando Magic let an emo 17 year old run their social media accounts, this update would get dozens of likes. The Dwight Howard Saga of 2012 was unnecessary, immature, and ended up downright weird. We couldn'...

Lakers Get Big Win In Season Opener

By Kevin R. Linares The Los Angeles Lakers entered this season with a lot less expectations than they faced last season. Dwight Howard is in Houston, Metta World Peace is in New York and Kobe Bryant is still recovering from his injury. Many people were just hoping the Clippers would not embarrass the Lakers on opening night. A starting line-up that featured a player that did not...
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